INEC Postponement of Nigeria Election

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced yesterday, February 7, 2015 that Presidential, senatorial and House of Representative elections scheduled for February 14, has been postponed to March 28. Also, the gubernatorial and state’s Houses of Assembly election originally scheduled for March 28, was pushed back to April 11. These postponements are highly unprecedented and disappointing …

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Presidential Debate and PVC Controvesy

It is unfortunate to hear that General Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC) will not participate in the presidential debate on the ground that the debate panel are biased against him. For the record, the presidential debate is coordinated by Nigeria Election Debate Group (NEDG). NEDG is a coalition of broadcast organizations, …

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Argument For Preservation of Multi-Party System

They have been numerous debates about making Nigeria a two party state by fiat or through legislation instead of allowing two strong political parties to gradually emerge through democratic process. The proponent of two party system have repeatedly argued that it will curtail religious, ethnic, political and social divide in Nigeria. Proponents further argues that …

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Presidential Campaign: All Talk and No Beef so Far

Presidential campaign in Nigeria so far has been characterized by generalities and verbal bomb throwing between the handlers and operatives of the presidential candidates of the two major political parties that has a realistic chance of winning the upcoming presidential election scheduled to take place on February 14, 2015. The two major political parties are …

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Tough Economic Time Lie ahead for Nigeria

Tough economic time lie ahead for Nigeria in 2015 and beyond due primarily to the mono product economy which constitutes more than 70 percent of Nigeria revenue and 90 percent of foreign earning. Mono Product Economy of Nigeria has always been a ticking time bomb waiting to explode anytime, but the byproduct of excessive dependency …

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